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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Western announces another year of safe, reliable, high-quality water

RIVERSIDE, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) announces the release of its 2020 Consumer Confidence Report, an annual water quality report required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Division of Drinking Water (DDW).

In 2020, Western sampled from 105 locations within its distribution system, performing nearly 30,000 tests monitoring for contaminants and impurities to guarantee the safety and quality of the drinking water delivered to the homes, businesses, and schools within Western’s service area.

“One of Western’s top priorities is making sure that our water is monitored and regulated, from source to tap,” said General Manager Craig Miller. “When customers turn on their tap, we want them to know they can count on their water being safe to drink, today and always.”

With California once again experiencing prolonged dry conditions and some counties facing governor-declared droughts, Western is reassuring customers that staff is working diligently to continue planning and preparing for these prolonged dry conditions and even drought.

“Western works on behalf of our customers to secure and responsibly manage water resources, regardless of climate conditions,” added Miller.

The water quality report contains additional information about how Western is expanding access to local water supplies and investing in new infrastructure projects that support regional efforts to keep water flowing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The State Water Board, DDW, requires water agencies to provide all customers with an annual report on the quality of their drinking water and show how it meets federal and state drinking water standards. Western continues to meet or exceed all stringent drinking water quality standards set by the EPA and DDW.

Guidelines set for distributing this report allow for electronic delivery of the report in place of a paper copy delivered through the United States Postal Service. To read the full report in either English or Spanish, visit wmwd.com/CCR. Customers may change their delivery preference at any time. In addition, Western will mail a paper copy of this report upon request. To request a paper copy of this report, call Western at 951.571.7119 or email outreach@wmwd.com..

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Cover of the 2020 CCR Report, Grandma with grandson, watering plants


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